Fortnite: Where to Find and How to Use the Lock On Pistol

Lock on pistol against a blue background in Fortnite

Wondering how to fund and use the Lock On Pistol now that it’s back in Fortnite? You’re not alone. We’ll cover everything you need to know, from the weapon’s location to its uses.

Following a break for the holidays, EPIC Games is back with some exciting changes for Fortnite. The team released a hotfix on January 9, bringing the Lock On Pistol back to the game for the first time since it was introduced back in Chapter 4 Season 2. Well into Chapter 5 Season 1, you can now pick up this handy weapon, which retains its signature targeting capabilities, impressive stats, and original look. However, the task of finding the pistol may still prove difficult despite its return to the loot pool, as it’s not a guaranteed drop. Here’s where to find this coveted weapon and how to use it in Fortnite.

Where to Find the Lock On Pistol in Fortnite

While the Lock On Pistol doesn’t have a fixed location now that it’s been reintroduced in Fortnite, it’s relatively easy to find as loot. This means you’ll have pretty solid luck with common chests, supply drones, floor loot, and even fishing spots. With some time spent searching, you should eventually be able to pick up this weapon without issue.

That said, you shouldn’t waste time trying to find Epic, Legendary, or Mythic versions with huge stat increases, as its Rare status is fixed. Even so, the Lock On Pistol remains a great weapon to have on hand, thanks to its ability to target opponents with ease and precision. Because of that, it’s definitely worth the effort to find one.

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How to Use the Lock On Pistol in Fortnite

As its name suggests, the Lock On Pistol is most effective at targeting your opponents quickly and efficiently in Fortnite. With a fire rate of 15 and a reload time of just under two seconds, this is a great weapon to take out foes fast and without fuss. With that being said, though, it’s arguably best suited for mid- to long-range combat. In any case, you’ll want to keep one of these pistols on hand.

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